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Villa Santorini, Mozambique

Nestled above the red cliffs of Kingfisher Bay in Vilanculos, Villa Santorini Mozambique is like a small Greek village in the heart of a raw African landscape – a magical combination. The main villa is your home away from home and offers guests the choice of two swimming pools, a snug lounge, snack kitchen and many private terraces and smaller annexes that are ideal for private dining by candlelight.

There are five individually named suites in the main villa and views of the Bazaruto Archipelago are visible from the rooms. All the rooms are light and airy and decorated in nautical tones with large, comfortable beds, modern bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, standalone bathtubs and private terraces with loungers where you can enjoy the sweeping sea views. Rooms include air conditioning and fans, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi access and private room safe.

The white sandy beach below is a short walk down wooden steps where you can laze on bean bags under your private thatched beach banda or take out a kayak or paddle board into the ocean. Explore, island hop, snorkel, laze in the warm Indian ocean or around the courtyard pool.

Safaris Visiting Mozambique

safaris visiting MozambiqueOur safaris visiting Mozambique offer yet more unique African experiences of scuba diving, coral reefs, white sand beaches with tropical turquoise waters and sightseeing.  Mozambique features vast and varied holiday experiences with its magnificent collection of tropical islands. It is the perfect destination for a beach holiday and an ideal place to relax and shake off the dust of the bush and plains after your game viewing on the African mainland.

Dugong Beach Lodge, Mozambique

Dugong Beach Lodge is situated on the East African seaboard, on the coast of Mozambique within the boundaries of the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary.

Dugong Beach Lodge offers 12 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual walkways. Each chalet has a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation or wellness treatments and where private dinners can be enjoyed. There is an inter-flowing swimming pool with an island-style bar and martini seats with spectacular views of the ocean.

Dugong Beach Lodge

Azura, Benguerra Island, Mozambique

This is an unspoilt island within a National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, swaying palms, sunny days and star Studded nights – and you have Azura Mozambique. Azura is an exciting luxury eco-boutique retreat on Benguerra Island, Mozambique. The island forms part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, near the town of Vilanculos. The private villas combine modern chic with traditional Mozambican design. The spa at Azura offers signature treatments based on local ingredients and traditions.

Azura has 10 Infinity Beach Villas. They are furnished in afro-contemporary style with a king size bed, minibar, ensuite facilities, indoor and outdoor shower, private deck, air conditioning and ceiling fans, Nespresso machine  and look out over a private 16 ft infinity pool towards the beach and sea beyond. They have the best of our beachfront locations.

Dining at Azura Benguerra is all part of the island experience. Meals are prepared by an award winning chef. Fresh Mozambique seafood of every description will make your culinary experience truly memorable. The menus are based on what is fresh and available, with a focus on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood. It’s a simple understated affair.

Activities are certainly not limited to lying in your hammock with a cocktail and taking the occasional dip in your pool. With the sea being only feet from your room, it means that so too are exquisite diving and snorkeling opportunities, as well as fishing or taking a trip on a traditional dhow. Trips to neighboring islands and secluded picnics are always popular.   Also popular is the island drive which passes many villages and you have the opportunity meet members of the local island community and learn some of the local history.

The World’s Greatest Romantic Adventure

South Africa & Mozambique

Tour Length: 12 days 

Cape Town | Franschhoek | Greater Kruger Park | Vilanculos

Land from $6495 per person

Adventure. Wildlife. Seaside Romance. The World’s Greatest Romantic Adventure –

cheetahsOffering three nights in romantic Cape Town and a night in Franschhoek, including a beautiful sunset cruise, tours of the Cape and winelands. Followed by three nights at a Kruger area private game reserve having sundowners in the bush, game drives and then finishing with four nights along the Indian Ocean beachfront in Mozambique.

Welcome to Cape Town… the most romantic city in the world and your starting point on the World’s Greatest Romantic Adventure – South Africa.  From her iconic Table Mountain framed against the blue sky to her colorful bustling harbor, Cape Town warmly embraces all who visit her shoreline. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this delightful city by day, and return, in the evening, to your luxurious hotel.

The Cape wine regions produce some of the world’s outstanding wines ranging from sturdy Rhone-style red wines to aromatic Sauvignon blancs.

Next up: wing to one of South Africa’s greatest wildlife refuges, a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger Park. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, the itinerary features superb game viewing on a private reserve for 5 days and 4 nights. Your reserve boasts all the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, and guests will experience daily game drives in open land rovers, conducted by professional rangers and trackers. The high energy of the day melts away as twilight settles over the bush and our special guests will enjoy a romantic dinner-for-two.

And finally, wing to Vilanculos, Mozambique,  on Indian Ocean coast for four nights where you can relax on the warm golden sands.

The World’s Greatest Romantic Adventure –  Itinerary

Day 1-3 Cape Town (3 nights)

On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by a Great Safaris Guide who will assist you to the vehicle for the private transfer to your elegant waterfront hotel.

Your explorations begin a half day tour of the city highlights and a trip to the top of table Mountain.  Your time in Cape Town also includes a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, which includes a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach, a picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 4 Franschhoek
The begins with a full day private excursion through parts of the Cape wine region with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture ending with an overnight in Franschhoek, home to some of the country’s best restaurants.

Day 5-7  Cape Town /  Kruger Private Game Reserve (4 nights)

Fly to Mpumalanga, gateway to the Greater Kruger Park, where you are driven to your private reserve safari experience.  Your days are filled with early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the Big Five, escorted by a professional guide in specially designed open vehicles.  Time spent  in the bush can be a  truly magical experience.

Day 8-11 Kruger / Vilanculos, Mozambique

You are transferred from your game lodge back to Mpumalanga Airport for your eastward flight to Mozambique.  Upon arrival at this Indian Ocean coastal town, you are met and transferred to your beach lodging four nights under the sun.  Spend the time in utter relaxation or partake in the various offerings available. (Luxe level travelers continue across the water to Benguerra Island)

Day 12 Vilanculos / Johannesburg / Departure

After breakfast you are transferred to Vilanculos Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, arriving in time to connect with your outward flight and bid “farewell” to Africa.